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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Saturday
May212005

Update.

First of all, thank you to everyone for your prayers and etc. Anyone who prayed, you get a free pony on me. He will show up on your doorstep on Tuesday. His name will be Mr. Nutters. You're welcome!

I'm not sure what to say about what's going on. My dad got through his surgery just fine, but now he's having seizures, so they're sedating him for a couple of days. No one can tell us exactly what this means, only that he hasn't had a stroke, so that's good. Apparently it could just be some air in his brain. Air, and possibly a sandwich, I don't know. So they're waiting for the flotsam to exit his brain so that they can rouse him, and this won't be able to happen until Monday.

So. We're not rending our garments, but neither are we rejoicing. We're a little bummed. By "a little bummed," read "weeping hysterically"--but probably not for any good or rational reason except that it's sad to not have him back with us yet. But soon. Soon, we hope.

Reader Comments (30)

sending the very best wishes for your Dad. i know this is not an easy time.
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterhonestyrain
Thinking of you and yours. Hang in there.
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterErica
There is not a lot that you can do at this point except try and get some sleep and pray for the best. I know that's not a lot of help but, it's out of your control. I'm sending you and your dad some good vibes/karma/thoughts/wishes...
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersharbean
Alice, take care. I hope that everything is okay and that Monday gets here soon.
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjulia
Continued prayers, Alice! I'm thinking of you and your family.
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterNinotchka
Aww, I'm sorry to hear about the sandwich. A milkshake or something would have been better.

I'll pray for your dad tonight and you don't need to send a pony, k? Just don't cry. We can't let the pretty girls cry.
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSarcastic Journalist
EEAACKK. These very frightening things are worthy of weeping hysterically. My mother did something similar after her tumor-ectomy and I cried the drippy snot faced cry of a three year old until she stopped with the seizure thing and remembered she needed to wake up and live forever so that her daughter didn't completely come unglued.

XOXO, we love the pony.
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterVery Mom
Mr. Nutters and I are sending you and your family our very best good vibes.
May 21, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterNora
Sending prayers and happy thoughts. Just let him know that lots of your internet buddies are clapping like mad and thinking "We do believe in Dad." Hey, it works for fairies and lord knows daddies are even more special.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBugsMom
i would be feeling the exact same way! snotty tears and all. sending huge prayers. the air will ease out, followed by the sandwich and everyone will breath easier plus have a little bit to eat.

May 22, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkyra
Sending lots of good thoughts and love...
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
I am sorry. They can do such amazing things. So I'm just saying: They freaking better do them for your dad! I think they will... I'm sorry--this sounds frightening-- and I hope it will be OK. I am praying for you and my pony said her name was Stinky. So I don't know what I did wrong. But she is still cute.

I'll be thinking about you tomorrow.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermiel
My pony's name is MRS. Nutters and she's a magic pony whose wishes always come true, and she's wishing for your nice father to give her a bite of that sandwich. She can smell it. Maybe through his ears? She's a magic pony!
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Kennedy
*humming* (All You Need Is Love ...)love love lovelove love lovelove love love

hang in. take care. look out the window. there must be something interesting to look at out there ...waiting with you, sweetheart.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjilbur
Not too concerned about whether or not I get a pony, but I'm delurking to say that I hope everything goes okay for you, your family, and especially your dad. 'Keep us posted' goes without saying ... except that I just did.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterhappyfunball
Best of luck to your father. No stroke is wonderful news though, w heart surgery. Maybe his brain is getting rid of static electricity.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLioness
Still thunking good at you...
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterPsycho Kitty
Oh sweetie. :( I've been checking in a most OCD-ish type fashion to get the update, and this was NOT THE UPDATE I WANTED. So once your dad is fine and back home, please smack him for me.

The pony is a very nice gesture, but I was sort of hoping for a goat, as I hear they'll keep the yard well-manicured, eating garbage and such as well.

Still praying, here. And I will abstain from sandwiches in your dad's honor until the doc issues the all-clear.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMir
Best wishes to you and yours . . . the strongest thoughts go out to you!!!

Lisa
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. And you already were before Mr. Nutters...but thanks anyway.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLori
Not much of prayer, as it were, but sending lots of positive thoughts. Don't worry about the pony, btw. Hang in there.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLori
Well, shit. I'm sorry to hear that your dad has hit a few bumps on the road to recovery. Here's hoping they're just a few and that he's past them soon.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered Commentervictoria
Sorry to hear about the air and sandwiches et al. Thinking of you guys and will keep checking for good news SOON.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterelswhere
alice, i am sending all kinds of prayers and good wishes for you, your dad, and your family. please send the pony to another deserving reader, as we are full up here with three cats and two turtles!

*hugs*
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersaramiep
I hope tomorrow morning he awakens and is able to eat that sandwich.
May 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaS

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